Abilify and Lamictal?

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bluechamomile
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   Posted 8/25/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone tried the c ombo of Ab ilify and Lamictal ( and an SSRI) and if so how did it work for you??  Did you think the Abilify made you a bit more hyper? What dose Abilify?

serafena
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   Posted 8/25/2009 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm on Abilify and Lamictal and SSRI's. The abilify did make me a little hyper, so I told my doc and ironically he raised the dose. Maybe that's how they balance it out.

serafena
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Jeny
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   Posted 8/25/2009 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
i started abilify a couple weeks ago and it's been ok. not hyper at all actually i was having a lot of dilusions and hallucinations x10 for the first 48 hours and then it subsided. now it's almost like it's worn off all effects and i'm back to the way i was. i'm all manic now. i'm starting lamictal today. i'll see how the 2 are together.
the doc was saying something about having me on depekote also. i don't know if that's right tho. i see him on friday. my neuro put me on the lamictal for migraines when she found out i was bipolar 1 and the topamax wasn't kicking them all the way out.
it's nerve wracking starting new drugs isn't it? don't know what to expect. i always have weird reactions right away that seem to subside when i start on any kind of mood or depression drugs. We'll see....

Good luck to you and keep us posted.
-Jeny
Bipolar 1 Disorder w/Psychosis -Rapid Cycle
Crohn's Disease Dx'ed in '02 - Currently in Remission
Migraines

Doctors are debating on changing my diagnosis to Schizoaffective Disorder Bipolar type - still undetermined.

Topomax 125mg
Abilify 5mg
Aciphex 20mg
Allegra-D 24hr.
Rhinocort Aqua
Sustenex 1 per day

Crohn's drugs I've tried: Remicade (put me into remission), Entocort, Immuran, Prednisone & Questran powder.
Bowel Resection: 2002
Fistula surgery: 2003

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